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13 hours ago, Luke Sibenaler said:

I can not seem to be able to connect to the beerdroid network. I can see it but when I press it, it says unable to connect to network??

is this an issue with the beerdroid? How do I update if it is required.

cheers 

Luke.

Sorry Luke, missed this one. Still having problems? If so what method are you using?

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I’m trying to connect wifi to be able to use the mobile app on my mobile phone.

but am having trouble connecting to the droid network? 
it does say I require a firmware’s update. But I think you cannot do this unless you are connected to the network. Is this correct?

I have since put my first brew on manual with using the beerdroid. Hope it gos well. 

I placed a larger on, it has just changed over to ferment after 12 hours, is this correct?

 

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30 minutes ago, Luke Sibenaler said:

I’m trying to connect wifi to be able to use the mobile app on my mobile phone.

but am having trouble connecting to the droid network? 
it does say I require a firmware’s update. But I think you cannot do this unless you are connected to the network. Is this correct?

I have since put my first brew on manual with using the beerdroid. Hope it gos well. 

I placed a larger on, it has just changed over to ferment after 12 hours, is this correct?

 

With the firmware update you can’t do this whilst brewing so you will have to wait until the brew is finished.

You will need to be connected to the internet for this.

On the droid screen is there a wifi symbol and world globe symbol? There probable isn’t but to connect I think you need to wait until the brew is finished as you need the screen to programme in the wifi connection. What modem are you using and are you using a pc? iPad?

Have you read the download manual?

https://brewart.com/101/wp-content/uploads/BrewArt-BeerDroid-Instruction-Manual-AU-.pdf

Comprehensive set up page 32 -

30 minutes ago, Luke Sibenaler said:

I placed a larger on, it has just changed over to ferment after 12 hours, is this correct?

Yes this is correct. The manual mode will work as it should.

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Hello @Luke Sibenaler and welcome.

I've read your posts and there are a some clues that your BeerDroid is already connected, the main one is that the only way the App can know your Droid's firmware requires an upgrade is the droid has connected to the BrewArt server and reported its firmware version, and then the App has retrieved this info from the server.

If I am correct, then:

  • the WIFI and Globe icons should both be visible on your Droid's front panel
  • the app should be displaying the status of the Lager you manually started

I think the confusion may be in you thinking that you need to connect to your Droid each time in the App, this is a one time thing to get your Droid onto your WIFI, after that, the Droid and and App communicate via the server not directly.

Also as @Captain 3 Droids  said, you won't be able to upgrade the firmware until the Droid has finished the current brew, this is important so please set yourself a reminder.

Let us know what you find out and good luck with your lager.

 

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I had a lot of problems trying to connect my droid to Wi-Fi - it would have been an hour long affair. From what I can tell, modern security policies and "helpfulness" of operating systems (I tried on MacOS and Android) prevent connecting to the droid's network (option 1 or option 3 of the Wi-Fi setup section). I found success using option 2, the WPS method (I had WPS disabled on my router because it's a flawed protocol RE security, I enabled just to get the droid connected). This prevents the need for an intermediary device to do the setup - just the droid and the router. 

I've since had issues with the Wi-Fi, whenever the droid goes on an extended cooling session (dropping lager propagation to fermentation or dropping kegging to storage) it will lose the Wi-Fi connection. It won't recover the connection unless I manually switch the droid off and on again. Probably something to do with residual heat affecting the Wi-Fi board. No biggie. 

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1 hour ago, iMagoo said:

I've since had issues with the Wi-Fi, whenever the droid goes on an extended cooling session (dropping lager propagation to fermentation or dropping kegging to storage) it will lose the Wi-Fi connection. It won't recover the connection unless I manually switch the droid off and on again. Probably something to do with residual heat affecting the Wi-Fi board. No biggie. 

It shouldn’t do that and sounds like a faulty wifi module.

You should make contact with BrewArt Support for their assistance with this.

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iMagoo,

This is a bit late - and hopefully, your wi-fi problem has been solved.  However, I wonder if the distance from your router to your droid could be a problem.  I had to employ a range extender to my wi-fi to reach my back yard for my bar-be-que grill temperature controller.  It's not only distance, but also blocking materials in the path.

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